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Old September 2nd, 2017, 02:09 PM
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I was looking at the "Ask the staff" section to see why on this site there is no mention of Cruise and Maritime Voyages and saw the posting by Paul Motter, that this site was to be closed down in March of 2017 but people are continuing to post and this site is still up, does anyone here know what is going on?

I have emailed him privately, offering my services as a volunteer if that was needed to keep it going, do not know if he will answer, I also told him i would put this post here so other people could also curious could know his answer.

This site is SO much superior to Cruise Critic, not only do they not allow postings to look for a cruisemate (when I started a thread asking if people knew of a site other than Cruisemates or Travel Companion Exchange in looking for someone to share a cabin, I was chastised by others who asked why would you want to share a cabin with a stranger) and also when I found out about a cruise specially for vegans on the C & M voyages and put a posting if people wanted to put a group together so we may get some perks with the cruiseline if we couldn't get a cheaper rate, they just deleted the posting, I guess they do not allow anything on the Cruise Critic forums that looks like you are advertising or promoting a certain cruise.
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 05:56 PM
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Hi, I was a chat host and moderator for over 15 years here, and was saddened to learn we were going to shut down. We were always the kinder and gentler cruise board. We as moderators did our job well, and only banned a handful of member states over the years...CC has a totally different POV on what they allow and don't. Thankfully, we think differently.

Over the years we were very successful in getting Cruisemates, roommates. It was a point of pride, to my mind...

With social media taking over, the main office decided to call it quits, yet the site is still running. We don't know why,and one day it could go poof.

So, what you see, is what you see...no changes due...

Thanks for your comments, Linda...

Trip, with her book & tea!
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Old September 2nd, 2017, 08:15 PM
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I began posting on CM in 2009 and CC in 2011 . I post regularly on both sites as do many other people . I have made good friends on both sites .
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